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Amanar project website


Amanar is a project organised by GalileoMobile, in collaboration with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Canary Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi People (ACAPS), to inspire children and teachers from the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and the Canary Islands, Spain, using Astronomy.

Its aim is to promote quality science education and support the youth and the teachers from the refugee camps, enhancing both their resilience and engagement in the community through skill development and self-empowerment activities.

On the long term, the project aims at raising awareness on the harsh conditions of the Sahrawi refugees and foster a sense of global citizen through Astronomy for the Sahrawi community, that has been in refugee situation for more than 40 years.

The project has been selected as Special Project by the International Astronomical Union through the IAU100 program and is funded by the IAU OAD.